The AV Club

Harmonica Dunn Presents:

The AV Club

CRISP, New Constellations

Thu, August 31, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

The AV Club
The AV Club
"Members of Chicago’s top working and original music bands come together frequently to let loose in an open-ended environment. The format is ever-changing because of musician schedules (think of it as a “Saturday Night Live” sort of band), which also contributes to its carefree sound. Despite a rotating cast of characters, this collective always delivers a wildly organic and original sound with a different approach to the music each time it is played"

-David Delaney
Chicago Writers Syndicate
CRISP's humble beginning's date back to August of 2013, when Elburn, IL native Kevin McMahon (bass player/band leader/composer and arranger) moved back to Illinois after a living in New Orleans for the previous five years. Upon his return to the Chicagoland area, he had a goal in mind; to assemble a band of like minded, talented musicians to compose and preform original Funk/Jazz/Fusion music, in a time when DJ's and tribute bands rule the landscape of modern nightlife entertainment. Kevin is honored to have secured the talents of Stewart Ream: Keyboards/Vocals, Constantine Alexander: Trumpet, Ian Letts: Saxophones, Joel Ream: Guitar/Vocals, Jerry Williams: Saxophones, and Greg Essig: Drums, to CRISP's line up of sensational musicians. Over time, CRISP has come to embody Fusion driven composition with open improvisation. Or as we prefer, PROGRESSIVE FUNK with WEIRD LYRICS...ENJOY
New Constellations
New Constellations is an original, all instrumental band from Chicago, IL. Their sound combines East + North African melodies, Afro-Cuban rhythms, psychedelic + ambient textures, and American roots music. Memorable hooks and melodies are balanced with a flair for improvisation. Ideal music for either a party atmosphere, or as chill background music.
Some acts members of New Constellations have previously been or are currently involved with are : Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub, Frank Catalano, Van Ghost, Joe Pug, The Interiors, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Rebel Roots.
Venue Information:
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL, 60614